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MU Serves MO

The MU Office of Service-Learning has been serving Missouri since 1995 and each year, the amount of service grows. In the past 10 years, more than 1,706,400 hours have been served by MU students, generating an economic impact of more than $37,115,000 to the state of Missouri.

Mallory Schoeppach

Impactful Support

During her final semester at the University of Missouri, recent graduate Mallory Schoeppach followed her passion for service by supporting survivors of human trafficking. The experience helped her decide exactly what she wanted to do after graduation.

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Crafting Her Service Experience

From Jefferson City, Missouri, to Vietnam, graduate student Ali Bonner has traveled to several locations around the world through MU’s Office of Service-Learning.


Learning by Serving

Matt Bourke is making a name for himself on the Mizzou campus. He has also extended his reach beyond campus, volunteering with the non-profit organization Worley Street Roundtable, where he is the marketing intern, meaning his new responsibility is to make a name for Worley Street Roundtable.

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Talking with Legislators

The MU Office of Service-Learning hosted a Missouri Government Roundtable with a panel of six Missouri legislators—Sen. Caleb Rowden, Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, Rep. Kip Kendrick, Rep. Martha Stevens, Rep. Chuck Bayse and Rep. Sarah Walsh—to allow students to become civically engaged.


Passionate About Service

Through the MU Office of Service-Learning, Global Service students cross boarders and oceans to serve around the world. One of the service locations is in the community of Cape Coast, Ghana.

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Life in the Political Arena

MU alumni Kyler Cliffman and Hannah Cleeton are both field representatives in Columbia for members of the United States Congress. How did they get there? For both of them, it started with the Civic Leaders Internship Program (CLIP) and the MU Office of Service-Learning.

International Women's Day

Students and leaders come together to celebrate International Women's Day

This year, the Office of Service-Learning celebrated International Women’s Day — Wednesday, March 8 — with the 2nd Annual Sue Shear Fellows Women’s Leadership Roundtable.

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Winter Global Service in Costa Rica

Sarah Wascisin pictured on right When sophomore Sarah Wascisin signed up for the Office of Service Learning’s global service winter break trip to Costa Rica trip, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. She…

Aisha Krishnan reintroduces BeAWARE program @ Centro Latino de Salud

Growing up as an only child, sophomore Aisha Krishnan has spent most of her life around adults. This may be the reason she has always had such a strong desire to spend her career working with kids. Double majoring in…

International Women's Day

International Women's Day brings students and leaders together

This year, the Office of Service-Learning decided to take International Women’s Day a few steps beyond celebrating with just a Snapchat filter and a hashtag. On Tuesday, March 8, Missouri leaders and MU students, or ‘young…


Giving Made Simpler through CoMo Gives

The holidays are a popular time for charitable donations. According to Network for Good, 31 percent of all giving in 2014 occurred in December, and 12 percent occurred in the final three days of the year. Online giving typically increases…

Quilts of Valor

Honoring Veterans One Quilt at a Time

Since its founding, the Mid-Missouri Quilts of Valor has presented over 300 quilts. This is made possible by the selfless volunteers who donate to the mission, from purchasing of supplies to cutting and pressing to quilting and stitching. Gail Marcy, owner of Satin Stiches Sewing and Embroidery, donates workspace for the group’s monthly meetings. Service-learning students from MU also provide support to the organization through marketing and fundraising.

Community Partnerships Offer Expanded Learning Opportunities for Douglass High School Students

The MU Office of Service-Learning has partnered with Frederick Douglass High School to place service-learners in important volunteer roles for many years. This semester, 13 MU students are serving Douglass in roles that involve tutoring, classroom assistance, mentoring, counseling assistance…

Passion to Serve, Open Mind Allows Service-Learner to go Above and Beyond for Service Site

Michael Kelly, a junior Health Sciences major, is a service-learning volunteer at The Arbors at Bluff Creek Terrace, a memory care unit that serves Alzheimer’s patients. “All of my employees brag about how wonderful Michael is,” says DJ Johnson, a coordinator at The Arbors. “He truly goes above and beyond. We always have volunteers here, but no one has made the deep impact that he has.”

MU Sustainability Office's Passion for Preservation Leads Campus Initiatives

For Hannah Peterson, service-learning student coordinator at the MU Sustainability Office, preserving the planet has been a priority since elementary school. In first grade, she went on a field trip to a local recycling center and learned about its benefits; namely, as she says, its power as the “gateway to sustainability.” The rest is history.

Facilitating Cultural Exchange Through Language-Learning Mentorships

Literacy Action Corps, a non-profit and solely volunteer-based organization, started more than 50 years ago. Upon the organization’s opening, it worked to improve education by serving American citizens who were either illiterate or displeased with their meager reading and writing skills. Today, the organization offers language tutoring to all non-English speakers in the Columbia community.

SIL and BCCA Merger: Providing a More Independent Life for Populations in Need

When given the opportunity to potentially increase necessary services to a larger need population in mid-Missouri just one year ago, Jessica Macy from the Boone County Council on Aging and Tec Chapman from Services for Independent Living wasted no time…

Faculty, Staff, Community Partners and Students Honored at Service-Learning 25-Year Celebration

On Thursday, April 9 the MU Office of Service-Learning celebrated 25 years of service with a ceremony at Memorial Student Union’s Stotler Lounge. This ceremony honored faculty, staff, community partners and students for the hard work, dedication and encouragement each…

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Celebrating Service

The MU Office of Service-Learning celebrates 25 years of encouraging public service.